My son is the older and usually quiet. My daughter is the younger and usually exuberant and loud. Appearances, however, can be frequently misleading. In the ten years or more that I have been a parent, I have learned not to go for the obvious. I have noticed that whenever my daughter screams the loudest, her brother invariably is somewhere near. He is either teasing, provoking, egging her on, or simply quietly saying contrary things just to get a reaction. As a sane mom of two, therefore, I have long ago set up a policy to treat them as a pair when I mete out consequences and establish punishments. After all, it takes two for an altercation regardless of who is doing what.
So, how does that relate to Jin Shin Jyutsu, you may ask? Well, here is the story that started it all. I woke up in the middle of the night feeling hot and sweaty and extremely uncomfortable. For inexplicable reasons to me, I ended up harmonizing my Diaphragm Function Energy. I remember wondering half-asleep if perhaps I should switch to the Umbilicus – as it is the regulator of body temperature, after all, and the guardian of the entire body. But then, all the discomfort went away in the few minutes before I could even fully wake up.
I know, I know, Diaphragm Function Energy is the ruler of the night. It rules sleep and dreams, is good for anything at night, and hence no need to be dismissed in favor of Umbilicus. Perhaps it is so, and then again, perhaps it isn’t. Several days later, I had a similar experience with another pair. When I listened to my pulses, the Lung Function Energy was loud in expressing its distress in my left index finger. Yet, after harmonizing its counterpart, the Large Intestine, for 10-15 minutes, the harmony was restored and the pulses evened out.
Only a week later, I was able to harmonize my pulses again by applying the Heart’s adjustment sequence even though the pulses indicated disharmony in the Small Intestine Function Energy. I was both excited to be able to harmonize my pulses and, at the same time, a little intimidated that things really are not what they appear to be.
Now I have decided to name this effect humorously “Brother and Sister”. It is a reminder not to go for the obvious but to keep an eye for quietly misbehaving siblings. What are your stories with this effect? Feel free to write to me and share. I love when other people have had similar experiences to mine.
This article was originally published in the Spring 2019 edition of The Main Central